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The Bund - Shanghai


 

Tianmenshan (Glass Skywalk) 

Tianmen Mountain


 
Emeishan 

Mount Emei 





 
Tea Shop - Huangshan

 
 

 
 

Yangshuo

 - Guilin

Jiuzhaigou


 

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

 - Lijiang







China Summer 2011 Pictures of Trip: Yunnan: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Chengdu, Guilin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen

2012 Pictures of Winter trip (Huangshan/ Hangzhou/ Zhangjiajie/ Shanghai) / Huangshan /Skywalk on Tianmen Mountain

2013 Pictures - Hailuogou, Bifeng Gorge, Jiuzhaigou

Guangdong / Yangshuo

Schedule

3/16/14 - 3/24/14 & 12//21/13 Schedule (Pictures Huangshan / Hangzhou / Xiamen / Suzhou )

Xian / Huashan Pics 3/14

We will stay at the Hostels or cheaper hotels we find there.  At the hostels, you can get lots of information on the hostels ... can play it by ear ...

On arrival in Kunming @ 10:05pm (got to go thru customs), we probably take a taxi since city bus service ends @ 10:30pm:

http://www.sinohotelguide.com/kunming/tour/trans.html

Here is packing tips:

http://www.ddewey.net/chinatrip/traveltips.html

Plane:

elong

Lonely planet information

http://english.ctrip.com/

ctrip

travelzen

Train:

Train tips

Essential guide

Train

Train guide

Train schedule/guide

Timetable

 


Tea Market

Kunming Juhuacun Tea Wholesale Market

World Tea

Chengdu Tea Mkt

 

Kunming - The Hump

 

 

Kunming has 5 new bus stations opened last year & quite recently as below.

 

Kunming new Northern bus station

Kunming new Western bus station&emdash;from/to Da Li, Li Jiang, Shangri-La etc in China. Several micro buses are running between Old bus station and new Western bus station at least now/cost is 4 yuan.

Kunming new North-Western bus station

Kunming new Eastern bus station&emdash;from/to Hekou (we use after crossing Lao Cai border from Viet Nam) etc in China.

Kunming new Southern bus station---from/to VTE, LPB, Oudom Xai, LNT etc in Laos, Meng La, Jinghong etc in China..

 

http://www.thehumphostel.com/

http://www.sinohotelguide.com/hotel.php?hotelid=32501012&checkin=2011-06-13&checkout=2011-06-14

 http://www.sinohotelguide.com/dali/index.php

http://www.hansrossel.com/travel-information/china-hong-kong/dali-yunnan.htm

The West Bus Station is  Xibu Bus terminal.

Stone Forest

http://www.redflag.info/kunming.htm

¥175 for Stone Forest

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2061910

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g298558-d321177-r109594097-Stone_Forest-Kunming_Yunnan.html

 

Stone Forest

Famous attraction 90km south of Kunming. Due of erosion and the weather the rock stones have got all kind of shapes. Best way to go is by train. (departure 8:28, arrival 9:55) Admission is 55 Yuan

 

http://realtravel.com/e-203175-kunming_entry-a_day_tour_to_stone_forest_%E7%9F%B3%E6%9E%97

http://www.yunnantrip.com/kunming/jiuxiang.htm

http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/kunming-travel/

No. 04: Jiuxiang

Jiuxiang Scenic Region is located in Jiuxiang Yi and Hui Autonomous

Township of Yiliang County 90 km away from central Kunming. It is

famous for its caves, mountains, rivers, deep valleys, minority

customs and cultures.

Jiuxiang Scenic Region occupies an area of about 20 square kilometers.

There are five attractions in the area, including: the Diehong Bridge,

the Dasha Dam, the Sanjiao Cave, the Alu Long and the Mingyue Lake.

There are always too many to see, too much to experience and embrace

in Jiuxiang.

Entrance Fee: CNY 90

Opening Hours: 08:30-17:30

How to get there: take Bus No. 5 to Kunming Chengxi Station, then

transfer Bus No. 6 to Jiuxiang Scenic Area

 

 

Dali:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/Dali.htm

Cangshan Mountains

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC2zVBKA2TQ

http://wikitravel.org/en/Dali

http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-517701

Lijiang:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/Lijiang.htm

Trek

http://trips.colorful-china.com/Budget_Tours_Yunnan_Yunnan_Bargain.html

Shangri La:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/Zhongdian.htm

Chengdu:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/cw/Chengdu.htm

Jiuzhaigou Plane:

http://english.ctrip.com/destinations/districttransportoverview.asp?district=25

Leshan:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/cw/Leshan.htm

Jiuzhaigou:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/cw/jiuzhaigou.htm

Anshan:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/Anshun.htm

 

Yubeng

Seeyunan

trip

Here's a video that shows the trail from college students:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hynXSW8ynow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCUqlAccVtE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL9g9DGYASw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyneiMRRPoM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aIczaToRMY

 

 

a plan:

http://www.confuciusonline.com/scenery/travel/yunnan-travel-scenery/21507

http://www.absolutely-china.com/2010/06/25/hiking-the-tiger-leaping-gorge/

http://www.ecotourchina.com/index2.htm

http://www.travelpod.co.uk/travel-blog-entries/vagabonderz/thebighoneymoon/1196866500/tpod.html

http://mary.pandapoop.net/?paged=2

 

good map:

http://www.chinatrekking.com/maps/yunnan-maps/tiger-leaping-gorge-trekking-map

 

blog:

http://travelblog.agoda.com/home/2010/3/31/china-hiking-tiger-leaping-gorge.html

Tiger gorge links:

Animation:

http://www.chinatourguide.com/tigerleapinggorge/photo_map.html

Map:

 

http://www.tigerleapinggorge.com/Gorge%20map1.html

http://www.tigerleapinggorge.com/Gorge%20map2.html

Recent video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCUqlAccVtE

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL9g9DGYASw&feature=related

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN7HQQHFfB4&feature=rel

http://www.youtube.com/user/dgireland#p/u/5/T1he2Jk0nNU

blog:

http://www.devonireland.com/

http://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects/office/dewey/china/photos/yunnan/hutiaoxia.html

http://travel.globaltimes.cn/travel-news/2011-01/555897.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/06/2092409_p2/hiking-yellow-mountain-tiger-leaping.html

 

http://unearthingasia.com/uniquely-far-east/hiking-the-tiger-leaping-gorge/

http://www.tigerleapinggorge.com/getting.html

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/China/Yunnan_Sheng/Qiaotou-1005569/Things_To_Do-Qiaotou-TG-C-1.html

 

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/china/yunnan/tiger-leaping-gorge

http://www.ytravelblog.com/hiking-the-tiger-leaping-gorge/

http://blog.chinatravel.net/china-travel-tips-advice/hiking-tiger-leaping-gorge.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/06/2092409/hiking-yellow-mountain-tiger-leaping.html

 

http://chinabackpacker.info/dest/d35.html

http://chinabackpacker.info/pn/modules.php?name=Guides&file=show&destid=35

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/tiger_lg.htm

http://www.talesofasia.com/china-tlg.htm

http://www.chinatrekking.com/routes/adventure-tour/tiger-leaping-gorge-to-baishuitai

http://www.ytravelblog.com/travel-tips/how-to-backpack-the-world

 

Thurs. 23- Jun 11 Tiger Gorge

 

After looking at these tiger gorge links, might be good to use several days hiking the trails:

http://chinabackpacker.info/dest/d35.html

http://chinabackpacker.info/pn/modules.php?name=Guides&file=show&destid=35

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/tiger_lg.htm

http://www.talesofasia.com/china-tlg.htm

http://www.chinatrekking.com/routes/adventure-tour/tiger-leaping-gorge-to-baishuitai

http://www.ytravelblog.com/travel-tips/how-to-backpack-the-world

Fri. 24- Jun 11 Tiger Gorge / Chengdu

 

 

After looking at these tiger gorge links, might be good to use several days hiking the trails:

http://chinabackpacker.info/dest/d35.html

http://chinabackpacker.info/pn/modules.php?name=Guides&file=show&destid=35

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/tiger_lg.htm

http://www.talesofasia.com/china-tlg.htm

http://www.chinatrekking.com/routes/adventure-tour/tiger-leaping-gorge-to-baishuitai

http://www.ytravelblog.com/travel-tips/how-to-backpack-the-world

 

Here's some maps:

http://i.imagehost.org/0309/ColourChina.jpg

http://blogs.bootsnall.com/old_travel_blogs/nomads/archives/jWLtBzsBGHTUmbHjYHypj0-2006185073225366.gif

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huangshan

http://benross.net/wordpress/huang-shan/2009/04/09/

http://www.mysteriouschina.com/mount-huangshan-tourist-attraction/

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1087&bih=566&q=huangshan&gbv=2&aq=0&aqi=g5g-s1g4&aql=&oq=huan

 

http://aaronfeen.com/photos/category/huangshan/

 

Sat. 25 - Jun 11 Chengdu

Goal to see in Chengdu:

Panda Breeding Research Base

Leshan village

 

Kuan Zai Xiang Zi

Song Xian Qiao market

 

http://www.chinatrekking.com/routes/mixed-tour/kunming-to-chengdu

 

http://realtravel.com/e-153310-chengdu_entry-chengdu_%E6%88%90%E9%83%BD

Sun. 26 - Jun 11 Chengdu

Mt. Emei hiking to summit looks interesting .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMi3Ts0ukRA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxAlbPa_67s

Mt. Emei looks good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqBhx3cVO7Q&feature=related

 

http://wikitravel.org/en/Emeishan_National_Park

 

http://wikitravel.org/en/China#Mountains

 

 

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1950233

http://www.gogosc.com/en.asp

http://www.backpackingasia.com/destination/chengdu/china

 

http://realtravel.com/e-153310-chengdu_entry-chengdu_%E6%88%90%E9%83%BD

http://wikitravel.org/en/Jiuzhaigou

 Jiu Huan Xi Xian" (West route to Jiuzhaigou via Wenchuan etc.) - a rebuilt road after earthquake? If so, i think it is more beautiful route than one from Mianyang.

Here are some videos:

Sichuan Jiuzhaigou

Guide:

http://www.cd4fun.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=30&fromuid=1

¥310 for one day in Jiuzhaigou

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1972549

-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4D64JzSIM0&feature=fvst

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paAU5gGrbms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcvtwXdsDJE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWYDUCT4NE0

 

HUANGGOUSHU FALLS - Anshun, China

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq3HonnZ5HQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRRyg--0Q0E

 

From Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou, it has 2 buses every day. Morning Bus and Afternoon Bus. Tickets can be bought within 3 days ahead, but they must be bought at the terminal counter.

 

Take the tourist bus at Xin Nan Men bus station (????????Åjat early morning(around 7:00- 7:30) or afternoon. Only two buses every day; You'd better buying the ticket in advance(3 days). Overnight bus are sleeper type, and the whole journey takes around around 10-12 hours.

13 hours due to road repairs from the aftermath of major earthquake. the bus driver says sometimes on heavy traffic it can go up to 16 hours.

Guilin / Yangshuo

 

 http://www.chinatrainguide.com/chengdu-railway-station/guilin.html

 

http://yangers.com/Yangshuo_Sights.php

July 1 Longshen / Yangshuo

http://www.yangshuo-travel-guide.com/rice-terraces.html

http://wikitravel.org/en/Longsheng

July 2 Yangshuo

 

Explore Yangshuo by bike

Here is a well done video summary of Yangshuo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZEtpP2ity4

 

Catch evening sleeper bus to Shenzhen

 

 

July 3 Shenzhen/ Zhongshan / Zuhai

http://wikitravel.org/en/Shenzhen

http://www.prdguide.com/voyages/584931?from=Luohu+Bus+Station&to=Zhongshan

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/guangdong/zhongshan/transportation/

http://wikitravel.org/en/Zhongshan

http://okcorralcamp.org/recreation-and-leisure-travel/a-wonderful-vacation-in-zhongshan.htm

http://wikitravel.org/en/Zhuhai

http://deltabridges.com/guide/zhongshan-guide/zhongshan-zhuhai-coach

 

Visit ShunWen Garden, LongJin Village and Wuguishan. Then visit the Zhan's Garden. Continue to visit the Shunde Fengqing Pedestrian Street, Shunfeng Big Statue and Local Product Shop. 

 

Transfer to Zhuhai. Visit the Lover Road, Statue of Fisherman Girl.

 

July 4 Macao

 

Visit Ruins of St. Paul's and A-Ma Temple. 

 

July 5 Hong Kong - sleep at Shenzhen Spa

Explore Hong Kong's unique blend of Chinese heritage and colonial influences. Your tour will include Victoria Peak, the floating community of Aberdeen, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market of Hong Kong Island. 

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hongkong/0078020790.html

 

July 6 Hong Kong - sleep at Shenzhen Railway Station Hotel

 

July 7 Guangzhou - buying explore Guangzhou overnight at spa

 

Ancestral Temple-Huang Feihong Memorial Hall and Folklore Handicraft Center. Continue to visit the Panyu's Wolrd of Bee and visit famous of Sunflower Garden. Then proceed to Guangzhou visit Xiguan Big House. Shopping at Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street.

 

July 8 Guangzhou - buying/explore Guangzhou - sleep at Shenzhen Railway Station Hotel

July 9 Shenzhen - buying/explore Shenzhen sleep at Shenzhen Railway Station Hotel

 

 CCTV Travelogue

Shangrila:

1

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20121023/101234.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20111101/113179.shtml

2

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20121024/101108.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20111102/103559.shtml

3

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20111107/102906.shtml

4

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20121030/101208.shtml

5

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20121031/101720.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20111108/101673.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20111109/100858.shtml

 

Tenchong:

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20120918/101067.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20120919/101708.shtml

 

Honghe:

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20120904/101012.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20120910/101010.shtml

2

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20110802/100951.shtml

3

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20110803/101204.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20120911/100986.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20110808/101612.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20120903/101217.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20110810/102666.shtml

 

3 Part: Chengdu Series: Travelogue

http://www.cctv.com/program/travelogue/20090501/100631.shtml

http://www.cctv.com/program/travelogue/20090502/100570.shtml

http://www.cctv.com/program/travelogue/20090505/100626.shtml


Chengdu

China Summer 2011 Pictures of Trip
2013 Pictures - Hailuogou, Bifeng Gorge, Jiuzhaigou

eticket

12 MAR 13 - TUESDAY

AIR ASIANA AIRLINES FLT:231 ECONOMY

LV HONOLULU 1100A EQP: AIRBUS A330-300

11HR 40MIN

13 MAR 13 - WEDNESDAY

AR SEOUL INCHEON INT 540P NON-STOP

REF: CL5DIP

AIR ASIANA AIRLINES FLT:323 ECONOMY

LV SEOUL INCHEON INT 810P EQP: AIRBUS A321

04HR 10MIN

AR CHENGDU 1120P NON-STOP

REF: CL5DIP

23 MAR 13 - SATURDAY

AIR ASIANA AIRLINES FLT:334 ECONOMY

LV BEIJING 330P EQP: 77L

DEPART: TERMINAL 3 01HR 55MIN

AR SEOUL INCHEON INT 625P NON-STOP

REF: CL5DIP

AIR ASIANA AIRLINES FLT:232 ECONOMY

LV SEOUL INCHEON INT 800P EQP: AIRBUS A330-300

08HR 00MIN

AR HONOLULU 900A NON-STOP

REF: CL5DIP


3/21 Chengdu to Beijing

Chengdu (chengdu) to Beijing (nanyuan)

China United Airlines KN2927

Economy / 738

Departure: 08:40 - Arrival: 10:45

Duration : 2h5m

Total duration: 2h5m


Chengdu Tourism:

Magic

locations

Jiatong Youth Hostel - 98rmb / Location& Address

Lemon Inn / Location& Address

Traffic Inn Hostel Location& Address

www.mixhostel.com/ Location & Address

Xinghui West Road, Jinniu, Chengdu

+86 28 8322 2271

www.chengduhostels.com/

211çÜ North 4th Section, 1st Ring Road, Jinniu, Chengdu

+86 28 8335 5322

www.dreams-travel.com/youthhostel/

dream travel

cots tour

242çÜ Wuhouci Street, Wuhou, Chengdu

+86 28 8557 0314

Home Inn

Home Inn / Location& Address

Sim's Cozy Garden Hostel

Sichuan Mei Lu Hotel - Chengdu

Hotel Address: East 2nd Section No.3, Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan

Hotel Tel: +86-28-65505555


Transportation in Chengdu:

Bus Station

Chadianzi Bus Station

Bus No. 307, 55, 49, 110, 28, 8, 6, 76 will take you to Xin Nan Men Bus Station, get off at Xin Nan Lu, 5 minutes walking distance to the bus station. And bus no. 43, 48 and 110 stopping near to the bus station also.

New South Gate bus station in Chengdu (028-85433609), also known as the Travel Center

Transportation

Bus to Emei


Beijing Lama Temple Youth Hostel /

Directions

Sino / Location& Address


Schedule: Map of Sites

3/13 Arrival - Hostel

3/14 Bus (2.5 hrs.) to Bifeng Gorge (6 hrs) Bus (2.5 hrs.) Tour

3/15 Bifeng Gorge (6 hrs) Bus (2.5 hrs.) Tour to Hailuogou

3/16- 3/17 Tour / Hailuogou / Map / Blog& Mushrooms Lingzhi

3/18 - Bus to Chengdu

3/19 Mt. Qingcheng (Review)

3/20 Wholesale Shopping / Markets

http://www.eatdrinkchengdu.info/2009/06/tea-market-at-wukuaishi.html

http://www.morechengdu.com/venue/for-complete-tourism-listings-click-here/tourism/venue-2331-open.html

http://www.morechengdu.com/venue/by-location/downtown/for-complete-tourism-listings-click-here/

http://www.chengduliving.com/forum/topic/good-tea-shop-locations-market

Tour:

3/21 Fly to Beijing

3/22 Beijing Shopping

3/23 Return

 

 


Hiking in Chengdu

Tour Chengdu

 

From Chengdu New South Gate coach station, take a direct bus to Bifengxia. Bifengxia tourist area consists of two valleys forming the letter V. The left valley is 7 kilometers long and the right one is 6 kilometers long.


Map

Image

Bifeng Gorge
Independent Travel

Siguniangshan / Map / Map

Only 240 km from Chengdu to Rilong, the location of Siguniang Shan, it took me 12 hours on the bus. You can imagine how terrible the journey was. The road has been rebuilt. Hope that you will drive on a new road when you visit there.

Blog Blog

From Chadianzi Bus Station in Chengdu, there are 4 buses per day to get to Xiaojin. They depart at 6:30, 7:00,7:30 Am and 12:00 noon. The price is 65 RMB. No one wants to arrive at the destination at midnight, so please catch an early bus.

Tell the bus driver that you want to get off at Rilong which is a town close to Siguniang Shan.

 

If you want to leave Siguniang Shan to go to Chengdu or Danba, you have to go to Xiaojin first. It will take you an hour to get there by mini bus which can be found easily on the street. The price is 15RMB. After you arrive at Xiaojin, you can take another bus to Chengdu or Danba. If you want to go to Danba, please arrive at Xiaojin before 4:00PM, otherwise you have to leave the next day.

Here is the name of a local driver who can be trusted. His name is Ba Sang, a Tibetan driver. His tel num is 13408377779.

Admission
Four Maiden's Mountain (Mt. Siguniangshan)
Thread / Report
MapCarta
Guide
Rilong and Siguniangshan (Four Girls Mountains)
Siguniang Mountain (Siguniangshan, Four Girl Mountain)
10-day Mountaineering at Mt. Siguniang Shan
Siguniangshan Kenzo Okawa is a mountain photographer / Articles
 
http://www.mountaineers.org/about/magarchive/Mtr01-13.pdf

Official Hailuogou
Hailuogou: A Unique Glacier Forest Park
Lonely Planet / Tales / Blog
Backpacking to Hailuogou Glacier
Directions:

Hailuogou Hot-Spring

Route: Take bus to Luding County at Chengdu Chadianzi Bus Station, and then transfer scheduled bus from Luding County to Moxi Town. The whole journey takes about 9 hours. There are non-stop travel buses to Hailuogou at Chengdu Passenger Transport Center which set off every morning, RMB104 per person.

The entrance ticket of Hailuogou: RMB70 per person (another RMB70 for sightseeing vehicle)

Take the direct coach from Chengdu to Kangding in the Xin'nanmen Bus Station(028 - 85433609). (Please refer to Sichuan - Chengdu 04 for details ) . The famous mountain will show before your eyes, which is very grand with the altitude of 7556m. Upon your arrival in Luding, you can take a coach to the Moxi Town through and it will take you about 2 hours, which is famous for its famous Hailuogou National Glacier Park. Stay overnight at the Moxi Town. The whole journey today is about 300 kilometers, and it will take you about nine hour.

 

Buses from Chengdu to Kangding stop in Ya'an and Luding, and from either of those two, you can catch a bus to Moxi. Buses to Moxi also leave from Kangding dail,. If you are planning on getting to the glacier early, then hiring one of the many mini-vans outside of the Kangding bus station might be your best bet.

 

CCTV
Blog/Mushroom
TopChinaTravel / photo
How
Blog

Qingcheng Shan Map
Mt. Qingcheng (Review)

There are two bus routes for tourists traveling in urban areas: Bus No.301:WuhouTemple-Fuan River-Qingyang Palace-Xinhua Park-Wangjiang Park; Bus No.302:Dufu Thatched Cottage-Qingyang Palace-Wenshu Academy-Chengdu Z00 Giant Panda Base.
 
Route to Shangrila - Tea/Horse Trail:
Hike Chengdu
/ Irrigation System / China Travel
Dujiang Irrigation Project
Xiling Snow Mountain / China Highlights
Labehe Nature Reserve
Ya'an

Buses from Chengdu to Kangding stop in Ya'an and Luding, and from either of those two, you can catch a bus to Moxi. Buses to Moxi also leave from Kangding dail,. If you are planning on getting to the glacier early, then hiring one of the many mini-vans outside of the Kangding bus station might be your best bet.

 

Moxi (Móx¥, ñÅêº) is the gateway to the Hailuogou Glacier National Park and also to Gongga Mountain. The little town is just south of Kangding on the road from Ya'an through Luding to Kangding.

 

Moxi itself is for re-fueling or resting but not necessarily for sightseeing. There are hotels and food stalls near the gate to Hailuogou, but a trip to the glacier should not take much more than a few hours unless you are camping out. Most people get a bus from Kangding or Ya'an to Moxi and then continue on after spending some time near the glacier.

 


Shangli
 
Panda
Kanding / Tagong / Ganzi Prefecture / Moxi
Xinduqiao
Yajiang
Litang
Daocheng
Xiangcheng
Derong
Jiuzhaigou
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawagarbo
Meili Mt.
Yading
Mianyang
Guangyuan
http://www.pandasinternational.org/reserves/bifengxia.html
3 Part: Chengdu Series: Travelogue
http://www.cctv.com/program/travelogue/20090501/100631.shtml
http://www.cctv.com/program/travelogue/20090502/100570.shtml
http://www.cctv.com/program/travelogue/20090505/100626.shtml

Xian
Mount Hua
Wiki Travel - Hua
Travel China Guide
Tips
Trail

Sunshine Inn - Jiuzhaigou (http://www.SinoHotelGuide.com/hotel.php?hotelid=32311012&checkin=2011-06-24&checkout=2011-06-28)

Hotel Address: 25,26 Bianbian Street, Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan Province

Hotel Tel: +86-837-7766555


Home Inn = Guangzhou

Tea Market

Many busses run to Fangcun market, including numbers 19, 52, 55, 57, 65, 75, 81, 193, 202, 206, 207, 222, 277, 281, 811 and 838. Remember to get off at Shancun Zhan. Alternatively, take metro line 1, and get off at Fangcun Station.

blog

The follows is a list of other tea markets in Guangzhou:

Tianhe Tea Wholesale Market

No. 195-22 Guangzhou Huangpu Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou

Mainly engaged in tea, tea sets, tea Crafts wholesale and retail.

 

Guangdong Haiyin Tea market

Dongxiao Road 35, located in Haizhu District

 

Guangdong Yaosheng Tobacco, Sugar and Tea Market

Shifeng and Guangqing Road Junction

 

Shancun Tea Wholesale Market

Liwan, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

 



Yunan / Chengdu now .... reading blogs:
http://ashleycthompson.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/one-week-in-western-sichuan-part-one-of-seven/
Interesting itinerary:
http://www.mariesworldtour.com/2011/07/kunming-to-chengdu.html
http://www.surfbirds.com/trip_report.php?id=757
http://www.jolieadventure.com/html/Sichuan/view_20.html
http://www.chinakindnesstour.com/Education-Tour/307.shtml
http://wikitravel.org/en/Litang

http://www.nimatour.com/SichuanTour/File/2008011562.html


 

 

 Japan Alps - Map

2 types for the night buses that depart from Shinjuku both at 1100pm:

 

1)economy type for 6000yens one way

 

2)luxury type for 8500yens one way

 

Those leaving from Yokohama: 0930pm, have the same types as above.

I guess they are one and the same, going to KK, picking up passengers at Shinjuku en-route.

 

For KK, see if you haven't: http://www.kamikochi.org/

 

 

Kamikochi
Visiting Kamikochi
Trail Tales: Kamikochi (Japan Alps)
Japan Alps &endash; current conditions
Kamikochi to Tateyama traverse
Mt. Tsurugi
NY Times
Backpackers hostel K's House Tokyo / Site / Location
Japan Guide
Shimonoseki
Backpack Japan
Budget
Air


Qingdao (TAO)

Tour Sample

http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/China/Shandong/Qingdao/blog-754879.html

http://wikitravel.org/en/Qingdao

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/shandong/qingdao/

Transportation

Mount Laoshan:

Bus info

Map

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20121210/100793.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20121211/101104.shtml

http://english.cntv.cn/program/travelogue/20121212/100871.shtml

http://english.cctv.com/program/travelogue/20100130/100766.shtml



 

 

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Schedule

We will stay at the Hostels or cheaper hotels we find there.  At the hostels, you can get lots of information on the hostels ... can play it by ear ...

On arrival in Kunming @ 10:05pm (got to go thru customs), we probably take a taxi since city bus service ends @ 10:30pm:

http://www.sinohotelguide.com/kunming/tour/trans.html

Here is packing tips:

http://www.ddewey.net/chinatrip/traveltips.html

Plane:

elong

Lonely planet information

http://english.ctrip.com/

ctrip

travelzen

Train:

Train tips

Essential guide

Train

Train guide

Train schedule/guide

Timetable

Kunming - The Hump

 

Kunming has 5 new bus stations opened last year & quite recently as below.

 

Kunming new Northern bus station

Kunming new Western bus station&emdash;from/to Da Li, Li Jiang, Shangri-La etc in China. Several micro buses are running between Old bus station and new Western bus station at least now/cost is 4 yuan.

Kunming new North-Western bus station

Kunming new Eastern bus station&emdash;from/to Hekou (we use after crossing Lao Cai border from Viet Nam) etc in China.

Kunming new Southern bus station---from/to VTE, LPB, Oudom Xai, LNT etc in Laos, Meng La, Jinghong etc in China..

 

http://www.thehumphostel.com/

http://www.sinohotelguide.com/hotel.php?hotelid=32501012&checkin=2011-06-13&checkout=2011-06-14

 http://www.sinohotelguide.com/dali/index.php

http://www.hansrossel.com/travel-information/china-hong-kong/dali-yunnan.htm

The West Bus Station is  Xibu Bus terminal.

Stone Forest

http://www.redflag.info/kunming.htm

¥175 for Stone Forest

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2061910

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g298558-d321177-r109594097-Stone_Forest-Kunming_Yunnan.html

 

Stone Forest

Famous attraction 90km south of Kunming. Due of erosion and the weather the rock stones have got all kind of shapes. Best way to go is by train. (departure 8:28, arrival 9:55) Admission is 55 Yuan

 

http://realtravel.com/e-203175-kunming_entry-a_day_tour_to_stone_forest_%E7%9F%B3%E6%9E%97

http://www.yunnantrip.com/kunming/jiuxiang.htm

http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/kunming-travel/

No. 04: Jiuxiang

Jiuxiang Scenic Region is located in Jiuxiang Yi and Hui Autonomous

Township of Yiliang County 90 km away from central Kunming. It is

famous for its caves, mountains, rivers, deep valleys, minority

customs and cultures.

Jiuxiang Scenic Region occupies an area of about 20 square kilometers.

There are five attractions in the area, including: the Diehong Bridge,

the Dasha Dam, the Sanjiao Cave, the Alu Long and the Mingyue Lake.

There are always too many to see, too much to experience and embrace

in Jiuxiang.

Entrance Fee: CNY 90

Opening Hours: 08:30-17:30

How to get there: take Bus No. 5 to Kunming Chengxi Station, then

transfer Bus No. 6 to Jiuxiang Scenic Area

 

 

Dali:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/Dali.htm

Cangshan Mountains

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC2zVBKA2TQ

http://wikitravel.org/en/Dali

http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-517701

Lijiang:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/Lijiang.htm

 

http://trips.colorful-china.com/Budget_Tours_Yunnan_Yunnan_Bargain.html

Shangri La:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/Zhongdian.htm

Chengdu:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/cw/Chengdu.htm

Jiuzhaigou Plane:

http://english.ctrip.com/destinations/districttransportoverview.asp?district=25

Leshan:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/cw/Leshan.htm

Jiuzhaigou:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/cw/jiuzhaigou.htm

Anshan:

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/Anshun.htm

 

 

Here's a video that shows the trail from college students:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hynXSW8ynow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCUqlAccVtE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL9g9DGYASw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyneiMRRPoM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aIczaToRMY

 

 

a plan:

http://www.confuciusonline.com/scenery/travel/yunnan-travel-scenery/21507

http://www.absolutely-china.com/2010/06/25/hiking-the-tiger-leaping-gorge/

http://www.ecotourchina.com/index2.htm

http://www.travelpod.co.uk/travel-blog-entries/vagabonderz/thebighoneymoon/1196866500/tpod.html

http://mary.pandapoop.net/?paged=2

 

good map:

http://www.chinatrekking.com/maps/yunnan-maps/tiger-leaping-gorge-trekking-map

 

blog:

http://travelblog.agoda.com/home/2010/3/31/china-hiking-tiger-leaping-gorge.html

Tiger gorge links:

Animation:

http://www.chinatourguide.com/tigerleapinggorge/photo_map.html

Map:

 

http://www.tigerleapinggorge.com/Gorge%20map1.html

http://www.tigerleapinggorge.com/Gorge%20map2.html

Recent video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCUqlAccVtE

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL9g9DGYASw&feature=related

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN7HQQHFfB4&feature=rel

http://www.youtube.com/user/dgireland#p/u/5/T1he2Jk0nNU

blog:

http://www.devonireland.com/

http://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects/office/dewey/china/photos/yunnan/hutiaoxia.html

http://travel.globaltimes.cn/travel-news/2011-01/555897.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/06/2092409_p2/hiking-yellow-mountain-tiger-leaping.html

 

http://unearthingasia.com/uniquely-far-east/hiking-the-tiger-leaping-gorge/

http://www.tigerleapinggorge.com/getting.html

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/China/Yunnan_Sheng/Qiaotou-1005569/Things_To_Do-Qiaotou-TG-C-1.html

 

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/china/yunnan/tiger-leaping-gorge

http://www.ytravelblog.com/hiking-the-tiger-leaping-gorge/

http://blog.chinatravel.net/china-travel-tips-advice/hiking-tiger-leaping-gorge.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/06/2092409/hiking-yellow-mountain-tiger-leaping.html

 

http://chinabackpacker.info/dest/d35.html

http://chinabackpacker.info/pn/modules.php?name=Guides&file=show&destid=35

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/tiger_lg.htm

http://www.talesofasia.com/china-tlg.htm

http://www.chinatrekking.com/routes/adventure-tour/tiger-leaping-gorge-to-baishuitai

http://www.ytravelblog.com/travel-tips/how-to-backpack-the-world

 

Thurs. 23- Jun 11 Tiger Gorge

 

After looking at these tiger gorge links, might be good to use several days hiking the trails:

http://chinabackpacker.info/dest/d35.html

http://chinabackpacker.info/pn/modules.php?name=Guides&file=show&destid=35

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/tiger_lg.htm

http://www.talesofasia.com/china-tlg.htm

http://www.chinatrekking.com/routes/adventure-tour/tiger-leaping-gorge-to-baishuitai

http://www.ytravelblog.com/travel-tips/how-to-backpack-the-world

Fri. 24- Jun 11 Tiger Gorge / Chengdu

 

 

After looking at these tiger gorge links, might be good to use several days hiking the trails:

http://chinabackpacker.info/dest/d35.html

http://chinabackpacker.info/pn/modules.php?name=Guides&file=show&destid=35

http://www.passplanet.com/china/sw/tiger_lg.htm

http://www.talesofasia.com/china-tlg.htm

http://www.chinatrekking.com/routes/adventure-tour/tiger-leaping-gorge-to-baishuitai

http://www.ytravelblog.com/travel-tips/how-to-backpack-the-world

 

Here's some maps:

http://i.imagehost.org/0309/ColourChina.jpg

http://blogs.bootsnall.com/old_travel_blogs/nomads/archives/jWLtBzsBGHTUmbHjYHypj0-2006185073225366.gif

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huangshan

http://benross.net/wordpress/huang-shan/2009/04/09/

http://www.mysteriouschina.com/mount-huangshan-tourist-attraction/

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1087&bih=566&q=huangshan&gbv=2&aq=0&aqi=g5g-s1g4&aql=&oq=huan

 

http://aaronfeen.com/photos/category/huangshan/

 

Sat. 25 - Jun 11 Chengdu

Goal to see in Chengdu:

Panda Breeding Research Base

Leshan village

 

Kuan Zai Xiang Zi

Song Xian Qiao market

 

http://www.chinatrekking.com/routes/mixed-tour/kunming-to-chengdu

 

http://realtravel.com/e-153310-chengdu_entry-chengdu_%E6%88%90%E9%83%BD

Sun. 26 - Jun 11 Chengdu

Mt. Emei hiking to summit looks interesting .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMi3Ts0ukRA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxAlbPa_67s

Mt. Emei looks good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqBhx3cVO7Q&feature=related

 

http://wikitravel.org/en/Emeishan_National_Park

 

http://wikitravel.org/en/China#Mountains

 

 

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1950233

http://www.gogosc.com/en.asp

http://www.backpackingasia.com/destination/chengdu/china

 

http://realtravel.com/e-153310-chengdu_entry-chengdu_%E6%88%90%E9%83%BD

http://wikitravel.org/en/Jiuzhaigou

 Jiu Huan Xi Xian" (West route to Jiuzhaigou via Wenchuan etc.) - a rebuilt road after earthquake? If so, i think it is more beautiful route than one from Mianyang.

Here are some videos:

Sichuan Jiuzhaigou

Guide:

http://www.cd4fun.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=30&fromuid=1

¥310 for one day in Jiuzhaigou

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1972549

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4D64JzSIM0&feature=fvst

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paAU5gGrbms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcvtwXdsDJE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWYDUCT4NE0

 

HUANGGOUSHU FALLS - Anshun, China

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq3HonnZ5HQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRRyg--0Q0E

 

From Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou, it has 2 buses every day. Morning Bus and Afternoon Bus. Tickets can be bought within 3 days ahead, but they must be bought at the terminal counter.

 

Take the tourist bus at Xin Nan Men bus station (????????Åjat early morning(around 7:00- 7:30) or afternoon. Only two buses every day; You'd better buying the ticket in advance(3 days). Overnight bus are sleeper type, and the whole journey takes around around 10-12 hours.

13 hours due to road repairs from the aftermath of major earthquake. the bus driver says sometimes on heavy traffic it can go up to 16 hours.

Guilin / Yangshuo

 

 http://www.chinatrainguide.com/chengdu-railway-station/guilin.html

 

http://yangers.com/Yangshuo_Sights.php

July 1 Longshen / Yangshuo

http://www.yangshuo-travel-guide.com/rice-terraces.html

http://wikitravel.org/en/Longsheng

July 2 Yangshuo

 

Explore Yangshuo by bike

Here is a well done video summary of Yangshuo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZEtpP2ity4

 

Catch evening sleeper bus to Shenzhen

 

 

July 3 Shenzhen/ Zhongshan / Zuhai

http://wikitravel.org/en/Shenzhen

http://www.prdguide.com/voyages/584931?from=Luohu+Bus+Station&to=Zhongshan

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/guangdong/zhongshan/transportation/

http://wikitravel.org/en/Zhongshan

http://okcorralcamp.org/recreation-and-leisure-travel/a-wonderful-vacation-in-zhongshan.htm

http://wikitravel.org/en/Zhuhai

http://deltabridges.com/guide/zhongshan-guide/zhongshan-zhuhai-coach

 

Visit ShunWen Garden, LongJin Village and Wuguishan. Then visit the Zhan's Garden. Continue to visit the Shunde Fengqing Pedestrian Street, Shunfeng Big Statue and Local Product Shop. 

 

Transfer to Zhuhai. Visit the Lover Road, Statue of Fisherman Girl.

 

July 4 Macao

 

Visit Ruins of St. Paul's and A-Ma Temple. 

 

July 5 Hong Kong - sleep at Shenzhen Spa

Explore Hong Kong's unique blend of Chinese heritage and colonial influences. Your tour will include Victoria Peak, the floating community of Aberdeen, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market of Hong Kong Island. 

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hongkong/0078020790.html

 

July 6 Hong Kong - sleep at Shenzhen Railway Station Hotel

 

July 7 Guangzhou - buying explore Guangzhou overnight at spa

 

Ancestral Temple-Huang Feihong Memorial Hall and Folklore Handicraft Center. Continue to visit the Panyu's Wolrd of Bee and visit famous of Sunflower Garden. Then proceed to Guangzhou visit Xiguan Big House. Shopping at Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street.

 

July 8 Guangzhou - buying/explore Guangzhou - sleep at Shenzhen Railway Station Hotel

July 9 Shenzhen - buying/explore Shenzhen sleep at Shenzhen Railway Station Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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